does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national
origin, veteran status, gender, age, or qualified disability. The school
complies with non-discriminatory regulations under Title VI and Title IX.
All inquiries concerning discrimination should be directed to Mr. Saheed Rufai,
the school administrator.
Delaware Institute of Health Sciences complies with federal ADA (see
"Rehabilitation Act..." on the right) and OSHA guidelines for operation
of campus sites. If you require any special assistance or accomodations, contact the staff or instructor.
A written referral is needed to qualify for some services.
Drug-Free Workplace Policy
In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of
1988, as revised by the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, Public
Law 101-226, Delaware Institute of Health Sciences administration and PN faculty
are required to notify employees and students that the unlawful manufacturing,
distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance or
alcohol is prohibited in the college environment. The school has adopted and
implemented an educational, assistance, and referral program for students and
Random drug testing has been mandated in many nursing and health
programs and by most employers. Beginning Fall 2006, mandatory drug screening is
required of all students accepted into the PN program. PN students will be
advised at orientation of procedures and are responsible for the cost of
screening and random subsequent screening. Students should be aware that drug
and/or DNA screening (hair and/or urine) and background history may be required
by many employers. The faculty and students will comply with agency protocols
required by clinical affiliates. Any student found to be non-compliant with all
agency protocols will be immediately dismissed from the program and may reapply
in one year with documentation of a negative drug screen and documentation of
treatment in a designated treatment program.
The word "Drug' does not include prescription medications prescribed to the
student by the physician or any OTC (over-the-counter) drugs.
Disclaimer Related to Licensure Eligibility
Completion of this PN program does not guarantee passage of the NCLEX-PN exam or
licensure as a LPN. The Delaware and other states Boards of Nursing may deny an
application for licensure based on prior legal or criminal convictions. Laws do
vary in other states. Students who are Delaware residents who have questions or
concerns regarding eligibility for licensure are advised to contact the State
Board of Nursing where you intend to be licensed prior to enrollment at Delaware
Institute of Health Sciences School of Practical Nursing.
Delaware State Board of Nursing
861 Silver Lake Blvd, Cannon Building, Suite 203
Dover, DE 19904-2467
Phone: (302) 744-4500
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy (FERPA) Act and its subsequent
revisions deal with educational records of students. The purpose of the law is
to define who may or may not have access to student records. The law allows
students and parents of dependent students, as defined by the IRS, access to the
individual student's educational records.
Delaware Institute Of Health Sciences will not release directory or other
information on students to any interested member of the public unless the
student requests it in writing and signs a release form. Directory and PN
program information is defined as follows: (1) the student's name; (2) address;
(3) telephone number; (4) date and place of birth; (5) major; (6) participation
in officially recognized activities and sports; (7) weight and height; (8) dates
of attendance; (9) degrees and awards received; (10) previous educational
institutions attended, (11) degrees and awards received, (12) results of drug or
other screenings and other similar information.
Delaware Institute Of Health Sciences maintains confidentiality of all student
records and complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Records
are maintained in a secured office with limited access to authorized persons.